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For example, if someone took my right/freedom of speech, by forcing punishments or such.

What do I become? Is there one word to describe this situation (where rights are taken away)?

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You may want to re-word this question, "What do you call someone whose rights have been taken away from them?" – Phil Whittington Feb 28 '12 at 0:26
@PhilWhittington Done. Thanks – Roronoa Zoro Feb 28 '12 at 0:27
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Disenfranchised is used in the sense of denied the right to vote, but can be extended to other rights as well:

disenfranchise (also disfranchise)
verb [ with obj. ]
deprive (someone) of the right to vote: the law disenfranchised some 3,000 voters on the basis of a residence qualification.
• (as adj. disenfranchised) deprived of power; marginalized: a hard core of kids who are disenfranchised and don't feel connected to the school.
• deprive (someone) of a right or privilege: a measure that would disenfranchise people from access to legal advice.

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As though you were stripped of your right?

c : to divest of honors, privileges, or functions

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Abjected. Made abject.

"Severely unequal societies require frequent abjection to stifle spontaneous forms of revolt."

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A person who has had their rights unfairly removed is a victim.

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Suppressed or oppressed might work.

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there's a collection of words somewhere out there in this world which says: "suppressed, oppressed and depressed!". Not sure what it means!! – karthik Feb 28 '12 at 9:03

Muted or silenced might be good words too.

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Silenced would be good. Muted is too common for TVs. – virmaior Feb 19 '14 at 5:42

First word that came to mind was slave.

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Why was that the first word that came to mind? – Matt E. Эллен Mar 27 at 21:38

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